As we await our fates, it might be nice to dish awards out to programs for this past cycle. I just copied last years post, feel free to add. T-minus 4 days...
Best (or Worst) Overall Interview Season Moment:
Notable Applicant Stories (anonymous, of course):
I'll start us off!
Biggest surprise: Baylor. I'm not from Texas so I wasn't expecting too much from this place but it wowed me. It has the nicest VA I've ever seen. Also, Texas Medical Center is just crazy huge. Residents here get such great experience it seemed.
Biggest disappointment: WashU. Seemed like great training but I got a weird vibe from them. Some of the faculty seemed to talk down to us.
Best food: UNC. Southern BBQ for lunch! yes.
Worst food: UChicago ran out of apps real quick at dinner. But their thai lunch was bomb
Best organized: UWashington. Great morning with plenty of breaks between interviews and some of us were out right after lunch.
Worst organized: UCSD fell behind and applicants waited around for hours
Best interview: Ross at UNC. She was ridiculously nice as was every other interviewer there
Worst interview: Scales at Duke. Basically told me he doesn't like letting residents operate because the patients come to see him, not us. so awkward
Best (or Worst) Overall Interview Season Moment: taking shots at the Indiana dinner with the residents was a great way to end the day